Brand New for 2017 – Pasta Party

We are extremely excited to announce that this year, we will be hosting our first EVER Pasta Party at The Marie Curie Etape Caledonia! We will be welcoming Etape participants on a first come first serve basis, the opportunity to enjoy a FREE bowl of delicious pasta in a relaxing environment. Taking place on Saturday … Read More

Easter Competition – Best Training Ride Selfie

Easter weekend is the perfect time to be taking on those long and glorious rides, which could be made better by the fact that you could WIN an Etape Caledonia Riders Pack. All you have to do is send us your best training ride selfie! Upload your selfie to the original competition post on our … Read More

Try Our Training Rides

If you haven’t already, help boost your preparation for The Marie Curie Etape Caledonia by taking on one (or more!) of our fantastic training rides. Beautifully scenic, these five routes will help you master the local roads in and around the cycling mecca that is Highland Perthshire. Familiarise yourself with the area and immerse yourself … Read More

Training for a Sportive

Have you thought about what exactly it is that you want to achieve from The Marie Curie Etape Caledonia? You may be riding in memory of a friend or family member, just looking to enjoy the ride at your own pace whilst raising vital funds for Marie Curie. Or on the other hand you may … Read More

How to prepare your bike this spring

With spring around the corner, you may want to think about ensuring that your bike is in tip top condition for the final few months of training before the ride takes place. There are a number of essential but simple steps that will help prepare your bike for some serious mileage on the road – … Read More


Anne’s husband David Lewis was diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2012 and passed away in 2013 at home, with the support of Marie Curie nurses. David’s symptoms were initially misdiagnosed as an enlarged prostate in 2011 and he had to wait nearly a year for the correct diagnosis in October 2012 – but he died … Read More

Athletes’ Angels Return for 2017

Athletes’ Angels Return to Etape Caledonia with their fantastic Therapy Clinic Athletes’ Angels will be available during event registration on Saturday 20th May and on event day, Sunday 21st May, to provide physiotherapy and massage therapy treatments to riders taking part in this years challenging event. • Pre-event massage promotes blood flow, flexibility aand encourages … Read More

Etape Caledonia 2016: A High Speed Romp Through the Highlands

James Smith, of our Official Apparel Sponsor, Primal Europe, took part in The Marie Curie Etape Caledonia last year, and shared his experience with us. When I was asked to blog for this event, The Marie Curie Etape Caledonia was an event that I was already aware of: the sportive in Scotland, right? Well, thankfully … Read More

Brand New for 2017 – Etape Talks

The team at The Marie Curie Etape Caledonia are dedicated to bringing you more than just a beautiful cycle ride, but also a range of exclusive activities across the weekend. As a participant at The Marie Curie Etape Caledonia, not only will you enjoy riding a stunning 81 miles of closed roads, but you’ll also … Read More

Graeme Forbes

My mum Emma had a variant of squamous cell carcinoma. She originally had maxilofacial surgery in the late 80’s and was in remission until 1998 when she had a stroke linked to a recurrence of tumours in her jaw and neck. She then underwent further surgery, but due to the previous loss of tissue and … Read More